Now here's something I never thought I'd see. An on-ride POV of Galaxie! This looks to have been shot on either 8mm or Super 8 film since the year the first consumer video camera was released, 1983, was also the year Galaxie was removed. The quality of this POV is low, which has more to do with the film-to-video transfer and the low YouTube bitrate than because of the original film's quality, but it's still pretty amazing to see this.
Actually, there were no restraints on this ride. No lap bar or OTSR. Back then the park relied on common sense to keep accidents from happening.
Course, common sense went out the door over 20 years ago. That is why you have to be an anorexic, pygmy to fit in the 48 restraints and it takes 10-15 minutes to dispatch a train or start a ride cycle because of the restraint checking. I won't be surprised if Cedar Fair puts seat belts on the toilets in the restrooms in 2015. Just listen for the screaming to start as the bathroom attendant stops by each stall to check your seatbelt.
All rants aside, I just don't think trying to change Ricochet to the Galaxy is really necessary. They are two similar rides from two different manufacturers. "Galaxy" is just a generic manufacturer name for this ride. Sort of like "Enterprise" is the generic ride name for the Apple Turnover.
A 13-year-old suffered a head injury during the ride. There was no official cause ever found, but the most likely theory is that he stood up and hit an overhead beam. The Washington Post did an article on it (and safety issues on other old school KD rides).